Students who major in art education will be among the first to encourage the talent and confidence of the next generation of artists. You'll also be the person who helps young people develop a lifelong appreciation for art. In your classes, you'll develop your own studio practices and an understanding of art history. Your teacher-education courses will train you to transform that into an art curriculum that will intrigue and engage your students and help them learn to appreciate art as a global language. Your field experiences and semester of student teaching will give on-the-ground skills by working directly with all levels of students from kindergarten through 12th grade.